Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Raiders 37, Chargers 29

Raiders

  • Quarterback Derek Carr had another good game with 289 yards plus three touchdowns and no turnovers. He’s not quite at the QB1 level but he’s firmly in the QB2 conversation.
  • Rookie receiver Amari Cooper caught five passes for 133 yards and a touchdown. He’s well on his way to WR1 status.
  • Linebacker Malcolm Smith had a big day with 11 tackles, a sack and an interception. He’s played like a LB1 this year and should level out as a solid LB2 for dynasty purposes.

Chargers

  • Quarterback Philip Rivers had another big day with 336 yards plus three touchdowns and two interceptions. He’ll continue to put up QB1 numbers and should be considered as such in dynasty formats.
  • Receiver Keenan Allen continues his bounce back season with nine catches for 89 yards. As long as Rivers is around, Allen should be a rock solid WR2 in dynasty formats.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Bengals 24, Chargers 19

Bengals

  • Quarterback Andy Dalton threw for just 214 yards but three touchdowns. Dalton is one of the rare touchdown-depending quarterbacks and will always be a QB2 in dynasty rankings.
  • Running back Gio Bernard had 123 rushing yards on 20 carries after filling in for starter Jeremy Hill. Bernard still has value as a RB3 in PPR league whether Hill is injured or not.
  • Tight end Tyler Eifert continues his breakout season with four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. He’s already at TE1 in dynasty rankings but could elevate top-tier by the end of the season.

Chargers

  • Quarterback Philip Rivers had a decent day with 241 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. It’s low-end QB1 numbers.
  • Rookie running back Melvin Gordon had 88 yards on 16 carries which is a lot more like it. He’ll continue to be the first and second down back so his production could be limited by lack of touchdown opportunities.
  • Meanwhile, Danny Woodhead had six catches for 68 yards 36 on the ground. It remains to be seen if his role will be affected by Antonio Gates absence but, if not, Woodhead will continue to be a RB2/3 in PPR dynasty rankings.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Chargers 33, Lions 28

Chargers

  • Quarterback Philip Rivers had a great 2015 debut with 404 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s another veteran that is still reliable. He’s a low-end QB1 in dynasty rankings and should be for a few years.
  • Rookie Melvin Gordon had a sub-par debut with just 51 yards on 14 carries. He’s currently viewed as a RB1 in dynasty leagues but should probably be considered a RB2 until he can prove otherwise.
  • Receiver Keenan Allen had a huge day with 15 catches for 166 yards. If Rivers keeps up his performance, Allen will be the prime beneficiary and should be viewed as a low-end WR2 with upside.
  • Safety Eric Weddle proved why he should be considered a DB1 in IDP dynasty leagues with nine tackles and two passes defended. There’s no telling how many years Weddle has left but it’s about reliability in IDP and Weddle has it.

Lions

  • A couple of semi-breakout games for Detroit. First, rookie Ameer Abdullah  ran for 50 yards and a touchdown plus four catches for 44 yards. If he keeps this up, he’s squarely a RB2 in PPR dynasty leagues.
  • The second was second-year tight end Eric Ebron with four catches for 53 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come and Ebron can be the solid TE1 he was drafted to be.

Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Chargers shutout Jets, 31-0

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers continues to impress with 288 yards passing and three touchdowns. He has the look of a low-end QB1 in dynasty leagues.
  • Chargers running back Braden Oliver came on to spell an injured Donald Brown and lit up the Jets for 114 yards rushing plus 68 yards receiving on four catches and two total touchdowns.
  • A bright spot for the Jets was linebacker David Harris with 10 tackles. It was the best game of the season for Harris who should continue to be a LB3 in dynasty formats.

Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Chargers upset Seahawks, 30-21

  • Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers showed he’s not done yet with 284 yards and three touchdowns against no interceptions against a very good defense. Rivers is probably not a QB1 in dynasty but you could do a lot worse as your QB2.
  • Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had a very Wilsonian day with 202 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Like last week, it’s not sexy but it’ll work. He’s a solid QB2.
  • Chargers tight end Antonio Gates turned back the clock with seven catches for 96 yards and three touchdowns. For dynasty purposes, Gates is a good win-now option but nothing more. If anything, it further dampens Ladarius Green’s stock.

Updated Dynasty Quarterback Rankings – July 2014

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  • rodgersTop five dynasty quarterbacks remains the same with Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford and Drew Brees. 
  • The rookie class includes Teddy Bridgewater at 14; Johnny Manziel at 16; Blake Bortles at 20; and Derek Carr at 28.
  • The only significant drop was Philip Rivers this month. It’ll be interesting to see what Rivers does without Ken Whisenhunt as his offensive coordinator this year.